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...have been weird. Ended up hibernating. Seriously, heading for bed at about 8:00pm, not really able to stir myself until about 7:00am the following morning. Not good, not least because I'm not sure the reason why. It doesn't feel particularly depression-related - if anything, the hibernating aside, I've felt quite chipper of late (although I still suspect undiagnosed Seasonal Affective Disorder). I wonder if the snow and/or the cold may be a factor.

Today's been not too bad so far, so hopefully it's just a temporary glitch - the year got off to a good start, and it'd be nice to capitalise on that. And of course tomorrow, I see Sarah! ♥

(And tonight there's new QI! Yay!)

David.
royalmarriage: (Torchwood - Ianto sexy)

  • Just finished watching Mine, all mine, which my mum bought me for Christmas, and it was rather terrific (although the ending was a bit of an anticlimax). I don't care what people say - Russell T Davies is rather an excellent writer. It's also got a young (virtually unrecognisable) Gareth David Lloyd playing a character called Yanto Jones. Which is cool. I'd like to go back to Swansea at some time.

  • Mamma Mia! tops all-time DVD list with sales of more than 5 million copies. And I still don't have one yet. Something wrong there, methinks. But anyway - yay.

  • Saw a bit of The Big Fat Quiz of the Year last night, and...is it just me, or is James Corden really just wonderful, or what?

  • I've got a lovely fiancee. She treats me wonderfully (and I hope I treat her wonderfully as well). And I marry her on September 19th this year. *YAY*


Dai.
royalmarriage: (SJS - She'll save every one of us)
So, I just watched the CBBC episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures. I hope nobody considers it too spoilery for me to mention that the Brigadier - now Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart - is in it (look, it's in the Radio Times and the front cover of the latest Doctor Who Magazine, so it's not exactly a closely guarded secret).

And I was thinking - it's basically because of Nicholas Courtney that Sarah and I met. It was at a signing at the (now sadly defunct) Tenth Planet shop in Barking, for the Lost in Time DVD set, and Nicholas was one of the people there; Sarah was mainly there for him, and had brought along her Battlefield VHS cover for him to sign. We sat next to each other in the queue, got chatting...and the rest, as they say, is history.

I wonder if it would be good form to invite Mr Courtney along to our wedding?

Whether we do or not, I think His Brigness will be there in spirit.
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...and all I got was...well, nothing, actually...

Had a good weekend. Sarah and I went Christmas shopping on Saturday - went to Bluewater and picked up various odds and ends, then rounded it off with a meal at TGI Friday's before heading back to Chelmsford. Sarah stayed around until about 5:30 (we had a bit of a shnuggle) before heading back to her mum's.

Watched Merlin (disappointingly unslashy, IMO - almost like I was watching the wrong show or something), ordered a pizza, felt generally lethargic, went to bed.

Then Sarah came down mid-morning on Sunday and helped me sort out my wardrobe - chucking out the (many) clothes which are too small or in tatters or have bleach stains down the sleeves (my fault, shouldn't wear them when I'm cleaning). As a result of which, there is now a fair bit more room in my wardrobe but I still have quite a few clothes which still fit me and are in good condition. So *yay*!

After that, we had lunch at Chelmsford's branch of Loch Fyne. It's admittedly a bit on what I consider the pricey side, but you get what you pay for - good food, good friendly service. Can't recommend it highly enough if you've got a branch in your area.

After that, we drove (I drove) round to Antonia's (I had difficulty with parking...) and Sarah met Jakob, whom she's not seen in ages (he seemed pleased to see his auntie!) and Eleni, whom she's not seen at all. So that was nice.

Sarah went back to her mum's (she's a star, really, driving out to see me twice in the same weekend), and meanwhile I felt vaguely productive, or at least less lethargic than I had done on Saturday, and did a bit of tidying and cleaning. Also cooked up some chicken for dinner. I had been going to Nando it, but didn't have much sauce, so instead I just settled for grilling it and having it with some new potatoes (Somerfield do a lovely little pack of new potatoes with herbs and butter which microwaves in 6 minutes and tastes wonderful), peas, and salad cream. Really rather scrummy.

Also watched another couple of episodes of Buffy. I'm on the fourth season at the moment, and have reached Wild at Heart (and Spoiler for a seven-year old episode )) and The Initiative (which was all a bit unexpected).

Oh, and at various points over the weekend, I also watched The History Boys, which was better than I remember it being when I saw it at the cinema. I was trying to work out where I recognised Andrew Knott (Lockwood) from, and it must be from Spooks: Code 9.

We're currently on a closedown day at work for a Christmas celebratory lunch thing. Loads of staff are out the back watching Mamma Mia.

Thanks to Becky, I'll be going to see David Tennant in Hamlet at the weekend. Suffice it to say, I'm rather excited by that!

Also at the weekend, Sarah and I will be sorting out Christmas cards. Anybody who hasn't asked for one, please feel free to pop along and leave your address.

Last night

Apr. 4th, 2008 11:02 am
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Had a very pleasant evening - left work a bit early, popped into London, met Sarah (very briefly) and [livejournal.com profile] avonette, to whom I gave a slashzine which is useful research for her PhD and also contains much B7-related slashy goodness. We had a bite to eat at Pizza Hut on Piccadilly Circus before retiring to her place for drinks and more slash chat and watching B7 vids on Youtube. 'Twas a bit of a mini-slashbash, and great fun.

[livejournal.com profile] avonette mentioned the Festival of Venice, which a.) put me in mind of Rondo Veneziano (and I managed to dig up the vid for La Serenissima on Youtube, which was rather joyous as I've not seen it since...ooh, about 1983); and b.) reminded me of the fact that Venice is one of Those Places that I'd love to take Sarah to (that's "take her to" as opposed to just "go to with her") - others include Prague for Christmas markets and a Welsh Six Nations match at the Millennium Stadium.

One day.

Speaking of Sarah, her back problems have flared up rather nastily - prayers and general good vibes would be highly appreciated.

I got home from [livejournal.com profile] avonette's rather late last night, and am now knackered. Despite that, the plan for tonight is: driving lesson after work, then to mum's for fish and chips, and then out to a quiz at the local grammar school. Looking forward to that. Less looking forward to not seeing the last episode of Torchwood as it goes out. I mean, yes, Tim and I'll be taping it, and probably watching it as soon as we get home, but it's not the same.

And I gather there's something to look forward to on the tellybox tomorrow evening. Can't think what... *g*

David.

TV news...

Mar. 26th, 2008 08:00 pm
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Ashes to Ashes renewed for second series.

New series of Doctor Who starts on Saturday 5th April at 6:20pm.

Sarah insists that for the latter she'll be on a sofa somewhere.

On a sofa? Has the girl got no sense of tradition??!

<makes note to move sofas away from wall>

David.
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Whether you celebrate Easter as a Christian festival, a Pagan festival, a chance to eat lots of chocolate eggs, something else, or a combination of the above, Happy Easter!

EasterCon continues to be enjoyable - this morning I went to the Easter morning service, followed by the Bad Blake's 7 Slash panel (huge fun and much laughter all round) and a discussion that started off as "Is Sam Tyler really the Master" but ended up being a pretty general discussion on Doctor Who, Life on Mars, Torchwood, and some random Primeval (which I must watch 'cos I get the impression I'd really enjoy it).

Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes thought - Possibly a bit spoilery )

Debating whether to buy a Beeblebear.

Next weekend Sarah and I will be visiting her family (and of course our new nephew). Weekend after that the new Doctor Who starts - much yayness. Sadly the househunting has stalled a bit, as we still need to someone to put down an offer on Sarah's house before we can put down an offer on anywhere in Letchworth.

Is it me or has Google's front page changed?

Oh well - off for K-9 agility. Should be fun!

David.

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